Sermons on Matthew (Page 2)

Sermons on Matthew (Page 2)

Family Worship – Where to Begin (Part 1)

Discipling our children is a monumental task. Where do you begin? At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is…

Evangelism Training (Part 11)

How do you turn the conversation to spiritual things? The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can…

Evangelism Training (Part 1)

How am I to go about sharing the Gospel with my friends, neighbors, and community? And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.Matthew 4:18-19 If I am going to be effective in sharing the Gospel, I must follow Jesus Christ. This is so much more…

Foundation 8: Church (Matthew 16:13-19)

What is the church? The church is a group of people; it is not a building or an event. These people belong to Christ, and He is their Head. The church will be constantly growing because Jesus is redeeming lost humanity to Himself by His grace. The church is not withdrawn from the world but militant in our desire to bring people out of the kingdom of darkness and into His marvelous light. The church is victorious! The church is…

Foundation 6: Sanctification (Matthew 4:19)

Now that I am saved, what does the Christian life look like? Follow Jesus The Christian life is simply following Jesus and learning from Him. As we follow Him His grace transforms us and makes us like Himself. This is the natural outworking of regeneration. If I have been given a new nature, the nature of Jesus, I will begin to live like Jesus. Holiness is conformity to the image of Jesus. The fruit of salvation is being like Jesus…

Abuse – Church Discipline (Part 2)

How should the church respond to the abuser? But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.Luke 5:30-32 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor…

Abuse – Church Discipline (Part 1)

Once a church has notified the authorities and as they cooperate fully with the investigation how else are they to respond? At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore…

Abuse – Introduction (Part 2)

Although we are forbidden from revenge, God has created human government for the punishment of those who violate His Law. Christians should report violations of God’s Law and cooperate fully with the government agency investigating the alleged crime. The Bible teaches a personal ethic in Romans 12, but follows this personal ethic with a government ethic. Just because I am supposed to turn the other cheek it does not mean that sexual assault, rape, physical violence, etc. are to go…

Pursuing Marriage – How Do I Know?

How do I know if this is the person I am supposed to marry? 1. Is it lawful? And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.Matthew 19:9 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain…

War – Its Place In the Life of a Christian

In light of what the Bible says about government and murder, how should Christians view war? And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. For I say unto you, that this that is…

Changing Our Minds On Abortion (Matthew 18:3-6, 19:13-14)

This week marks the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Unfortunately many Christians believe that being pro-life only affects the way you vote. We long for the repeal of Roe v. Wade, but we fail to realize that before that Supreme Court decision there were around a million abortions a year performed in the United States. Not only that, but the Southern Baptist Convention used to be in favor of abortion, and it was a Southern Baptist who successfully argued…

Economics – Tithing (Part 4)

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.Acts 20:35 The greatest conclusion that we can come to in discussing tithing is the admonition of Jesus, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” We must be a generous people who find our joy in giving not getting. But what do…